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19/04/21

Bus Strike - please visit TfL for the latest information: https://t.co/8utzbcrq2n

19/04/21

We have been advised by TfL that further industrial action will affect bus services operated by London United. Local bus services will be affected on Fri 23 April, Mon 26 April, Fri 7 May and Sat 8 May

19/04/21

Welcome back following the Easter break. Staff returned early this morning for a staff meeting, and we look forward to seeing all students in school for a 10am start.

01/04/21

Do take a look at this week's Glyn School Newsletter: https://t.co/gBaViOruoM

12/03/21

Do take a look at this week's Glyn School Newsletter via the link: https://t.co/CCaPRnvUrl

11/03/21

First round of LFD testing concluded for all students yesterday - fantastic response from everyone involved (all negative too!). We are so excited to welcome ALL students back to lessons today for the first time since mid-December.

10/03/21

Watch the RAF Careers webinar now!: https://t.co/p6dzm5yqoJ

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04/03/21

Retweeted From National Careers

Have you been looking for a job through LinkedIn? Our top tip today will help you with your search. You could also get in touch with one of our careers advisers for personalised support https://t.co/3cTMFTfRVt https://t.co/xigh3jXBb6

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03/03/21

Retweeted From National Careers

Our top tip today will help you to prepare for a job interview. If you'd like personalised advice from a professional careers adviser then get in touch https://t.co/3cTMFTfRVt https://t.co/7p7ZdAuSw3

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02/03/21

Retweeted From National Careers

Todays top tip will help you know what to do once you've completed your CV. If you'd like to discuss this or anything else career related with a professional careers adviser then get in touch! https://t.co/3cTMFTfRVt https://t.co/MQPaSKibFp

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01/03/21

Retweeted From National Careers

Today's top tip will help you to create or improve your CV. If you'd like to discuss your CV with a professional careers adviser then get in touch! https://t.co/3cTMFTfRVt https://t.co/7BN4ir4lt5

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01/03/21

Retweeted From National Careers Week

National Careers Week 2021 starts today. The Virtual Careers Fair, along with all our existing resources are available now. There are plenty providers to have a look at for inspiration, and activities for each specific sponsored day. https://t.co/F6LD8bjeXo https://t.co/QXv5yQn3BW

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01/03/21

Retweeted From National Careers Week

*** 𝙊𝙋𝙀𝙉 *** The 𝙑𝙞𝙧𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙡 𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙁𝙖𝙞𝙧 is open 𝘕𝘖𝘞! https://t.co/ZOZn9OEkTQ 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗲. https://t.co/iT2TXOLncN

12/02/21

Do please take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter - our staff and students are very much staying engaged during remote learning! https://t.co/SkSj6Y4eKQ

11/02/21

Retweeted From National Careers Week

Absolutely brilliant thread here 👇 https://t.co/vMpa1KGzJY

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11/02/21

Retweeted From National Careers Week

𝗧𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗶𝗴𝗴𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗰𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗰𝗿𝗼𝘀𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗨𝗞 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲! 𝙉𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙒𝙚𝙚𝙠 2021👇 🗓 𝟭𝘀𝘁 - 𝟲𝘁𝗵 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭. https://t.co/h9jXsAFQUI

08/02/21

Retweeted From Leisa Sleat

A wide ranging variety of opportunities available at GLF Schools, check out our job site and come and join an amazing family of schools 😊   https://t.co/3GTzx38695

05/02/21

To take a look at the Glyn School Newsletter dated Friday 5 February 2021: https://t.co/MWxCZh3YwL

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03/02/21

Retweeted From Captain Sir Tom Moore

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Virtual Work Experience

Virtual Work Experience will support students in gaining work experience in an area that they might not normally have the opportunity to see.  This is a unique opportunity and will hopefully give our students an insight into the skills required for certain careers or in different employment sectors.

Below are a number of Virtual Work Experiences available. They cover a huge range of careers and employment sectors:

The British Army

For students considering joining The British Army Hear from serving soldiers about their experiences, including the skills they have learned, their travels, the challenges they have faced and the friendship bonds they have made that last a lifetime.

Please register below to join the live events and find out more: 

Tuesday 6 April at 1:00 pm - Army Brief, Adventurous Training, Fitness

Register here

Thursday 15 April at 10:00 am - Army Brief, Adventurous Training, Fitness

Register here

Tuesday 20 April 1:00 pm - Virtual Work Experience

Register here


Springpod Opportunities

Springpod are offering Virtual Work Experience Programmes and Insight Days that are free for students and can be completed at times to suit. Young people will receive a certificate from the employer at the end of the programme or use in CVs, Personal Statements and future interviews. The sessions all feature live interaction, allowing students to ask any burning questions directly to the experts. Tasks will be set during the programme which will be marked upon completion, helping students to gain career knowledge and experience.

Listed below are a number of opportunities, sorted by career, which cover a variety of pathways. These can be accessed via the links.  The opportunities run from Tuesday 6 April to Friday 16 April and last for 10 hours, unless stated otherwise.  The deadline for applications is Monday 29 March 2021 and these opportunities are open to students in Years 10, 11, 12 and 13. 

For more information about future events, please click on the image below:


Other Virtual Work Experience Opportunities

The links below will help you gain an insight into a wide range of businesses and careers. These opportunities can be completed in your own time to broaden your outlook and skills:

Architecture – Halliday Fraser Munro   - Design or Technology programmes using SketchUp and Revit (free downloads available)

Digital Technologies – iDEA   - Develop your talents and gain all-important knowledge and information about the digital world with iDEA. You can win career-enhancing badges, unlock new opportunities and, ultimately, gain industry-recognised awards that will help you to stand out from the crowd.

Financial Services - Why not extend your Virtual Work Experience journey by learning about financial services through our online film which outlines how a bank works and the different role available?

Dentistry - New advice on gaining experience to support an application to dental school during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dentistry Virtual Work Experience with Sheffield University Dental School, students can learn about different roles in dental practices, and an introduction into tooth anatomy and disease. Please note, students do not receive a certificate of completion, unless paying an upgrade fee, but students can evidence their work experience through clear and concise reflections on what they have learnt.

Medicine – Brighton & Sussex Medical School - This course provides a virtual work experience for those looking to apply to Medical School. You will be introduced to the NHS before exploring the roles and skill sets of six different medical specialists. Along the way, you will also consider some of the challenges and wider issues that doctors face.

Medicine – Royal College of General Practitioners  - 'Observe GP' is an alternative to work experience for aspiring medics, aged 16 and over, who are living in the UK. It is a free interactive video platform providing insights into the role of a GP and the wider Primary Care team.

Medicine - The Queen Elizabeth Hospital has partnered with Medic Mentor, the UK’s largest medical family, to provide free live virtual work experience to any student in the UK wanting to become a doctor, dentist or vet.  As a student, you will be able to ask any of the doctors questions about the cases you see.  It will be as if you are really there, but from the comfort of your own home and without putting you at risk during the COVID pandemic. 

The Medical Schools Council – have released guidance on work experience for aspiring students, and understand work experience and shadowing opportunities are not available at this time. As part of their guidance, they encourage students to keep a reflective diary of what is happening in the news relating to COVID-19, utilising online resources and if possible, completing volunteering and regular reflections on volunteering.  Volunteering can cover supporting vulnerable people self-isolating at home. 

Veterinary with the University of Nottingham - Get an insight into the reality of life as a vet so that you can make an informed decision about embarking of a career in the veterinary profession. Virtual work experience programme to do in your own time, provided by Future First in collaboration with the University of Nottingham.

The Lawyer Portal - Traditionally, work experience for law students has taken place within an actual law firm or barristers chambers. However, some law firms have paved the way for a new kind of virtual work experience for law students to allow them to see what life at a law firm might be like from the comfort of their own homes.

Law - White and Case - This virtual programme allows students to gain first-hand insight into life as a White & Case lawyer and experience the realities of cross-border law.

OpenLearn - The areas below contain hundreds of free courses and resources.  Scroll down for individual examples from a variety of subject areas:

Speakers 4 Schools offer a range of areas for the focussed student. Please be aware of the various closing dates and it is competitive! Students need to register to look at the various opportunities on offer.  Below are a selection of what the currently have available:

Virtual Work Experience with the national tourism board – VisitBritain/VisitEngland

Date: 2 – 4 June 2021 (10am – 3pm).

Eligibility: 16 – 19 year interested in learning what opportunities working in tourism could provide.

Application Deadline: 2 May 2021

National Grid - Thinking about a career in energy ?

Dates: 27 - 29 April 2021 (4pm – 5pm)

Eligibility: 16 – 19 year interested in employability opportunities at the National Grid.

Application Deadline: 8 April 2021

WGSN: The world’s #1 fashion trend forecaster

Date: 24 May 2021(4pm – 6pm).

Eligibility: 16 – 19 year olds interested in helping brands to stay relevant and secure their place in the future.

Application Deadline: 26 April 2021

Green Skills National Competition with Anglian Water

Dates: 26 May 2021 (09am till 15:00)

Eligibility: 14 – 19 year olds keen to fight climate change.

Application Deadline: 12 May 2021

M&S Insight Session - Understanding Social Action

Dates: 2 June2021 (10am – 11:30am)

Eligibility: 16 – 19 year interested in learning about social action and routes into M & S.

Application Deadline: 12 May 2021

Green Skills in Consulting & Construction with Jacobs

Dates: 28 April 2021

Eligibility: 15 – 19 year old with an aptitude for STEM subjects.

Application Deadline: 8 April 2021

Hive Projects: Introduction to the Built Environment

Date: 3 June 2021

Eligibility: Year 10 and 11 students keen to learn about design and engineering.

Application Deadline: 30 April 2021

Marketing and Business Development VWEX with RIFU

Dates: 26 May 2021 (10am – 3pm)

Eligibility: Year 10 and 11 students keen to learn more about a career within Product Design, Project Management, and Sustainability Research.

Application Deadline: 5 May 2021

Victrex – How Can Plastics Improve the Environment?

Dates: 2 June 2021

Eligibility: 16 – 19 year olds interested in a career in information technology.

Application Deadline: 30 April 2021

Careers in Construction - Dragados

Dates: 1 June 2021(10am -12pm)

Eligibility: 15 – 19 year old interested in apprenticeships and careers in construction, transport and infrastructure.

Application Deadline: 1 May 2021

Y11 VWEX within Cisco`s Tech/Business Departments

Dates: 5 - 9 July 2021 (9:30am – 4:30pm)

Eligibility: Year 11 students curious about a career in technology.

Application Deadline: 9 May 2021

For a full list of placements -  sign in here register, search and apply.
 


Virtual Work Experience is new to all of us, so we currently have no feedback about what is available. Many of these experiences are open for students from 12 to 18 years of age, with reputable companies such as Barclays, Spotify and Royal College of Practitioners. Below is a link to an excellent article for Parents and Carers about Virtual Work Experience for their children: